Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thomas Peter Welsh, 1894-1953

The Star [Chicago Heights, IL] - 27 February 1953
  Thomas P. Welsh, 58, of 1359 Ridge road, Homewood, World War I veteran, died at Hines
Veterans hospital suddenly on Tuesday. Final rites are to be held tomorrow at the Cordt funeral  home in Homewood at one p. m.
  The Rev. C. T. Garriott, pastor of St. Paul Community church of Homewood, will officiate. Interment will be in Hazelwood cemetery. The Homewood American Legion and VFW posts will conduct military rites.
  Mr. Welsh was born In Jerome, Iowa, on April 3, 1894. He lived In Homewood for approximately 30 years. On December 19, 1917, Mr. Welsh enlisted in the army and served as a corporal with Company K of the 327th infantry regiment. He was discharged en May 27, 1919.
  Surviving are his wife, Leona; one daughter, Mrs. Annies Blum of Homewood; four sons,  Arthur, Robert, and William, of Homewood and Thomas of Chicago Heights;  four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Anna Welsh of Peoria, and three brothers.
  Note: According to the Thornton Family Tree on Ancestry.com:  Thomas Peter Welsh was born in Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, on 3 April 1894, son of Peter Welsh [1869-1939] and Anise Mae Marshall [1872-1960] and married in Illinois in 1920 Leona Higgins who was born in Fulton County, Illinois, on 10 March 1897.  Their son, Robert G. Welsh was born in Illinois on 9 November 1922 and died in Sacramento, California, on 28 October 1972.

1 comment:

  1. I am looking for an adopted daughter of Peter and Leah Welsh, her name is Daisy Edith. They also have a son Peter and Annis Welsh.